David Baker


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<P>A Living Jazz Legend, musician and composer David Baker has made a distinctive mark on the world of music in his nearly 60-year career—as player (chiefly on trombone and cello), composer, and educator. In this richly illustrated volume, Monika Herzig explores Baker’s artistic legacy, from his days as a jazz musician in Indianapolis to his long-term gig as Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Jazz Studies department at Indiana University. Baker’s credits are striking: in the 1960s he was a member of George Russell’s "out there" sextet and orchestra; by the 1980s he was in the jazz educator’s hall of fame. His compositions have been recorded by performers as diverse as Dexter Gordon and Janos Starker, the Beaux Arts Trio, the Composer’s String Quartet and the Czech Philharmonic. Featuring enlightening interviews with Baker and a CD of unreleased recordings and Baker compositions, this book brings a jazz legend into clear view.</P>
<P>Foreword / Quincy Jones<BR>Preface<BR>Acknowledgments</P><P>1. Indiana Avenue and Crispus Attucks High School / Lissa May<BR>2. A Star Is Born / Monika Herzig<BR>3. New Beginnings / Monika Herzig and Nathan Davis<BR>4. Defining Jazz Education / JB Dyas<BR>5. 21st Century Bebop / Monika Herzig and Brent Wallarab<BR>6. The Composer / David Ward-Steinman<BR>7. David Baker and the Smithsonian: A Personal Perspective / John Edward Hasse<BR>8. Social Engagement / Willard Jenkins<BR>9. Coda / Monika Herzig</P><P>Appendixes<BR>Bibliography of Written Works by David Baker <BR>Discography<BR>Selected List of Books, Articles, and Other Publications about David Baker <BR>About the Contributors<BR>CD Track Listing<BR>Index</P>



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Published 16 November 2011
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EAN13 9780253005243
Language English
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